Google Adds 50 New AR Animals To Google App & Chrome

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Google has expanded its lineup of 3D animals available via Google Search with 50 new creatures. In a video released on Twitter, the company showcases just a handful of the augmented reality animals now accessible via the Google app and compatible Chrome browsers.

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HoloLens Optics Chief Joins Google Amid Reported Push for Upcoming Google AR Headset

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Bernard Kress, principal optical architect on Microsoft’s HoloLens team, has left the company to take on the role of Director of XR Engineering at the recently formed Google Labs. Now Kress is back at Mountain View working on Google’s next AR headset.

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Google Poly Is Shutting Down

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Google has instructed users to download their personal libraries before June 30, 2021. VR content creators woke up today with a shocking email from Google stating that the company would be shutting down their 3D model sharing platform Google Poly. Google Poly is shutting down!!

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Google Acquires MicroLED Startup Raxium to Bolster AR Ambitions

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Google is adding to its portfolio of XR microdisplay designs and talent, as the company announced it’s acquired microLED (µLED) designer Raxium. The Information’s report held Raxium was sold to Google for $1 billion, however official details of the acquisition are still murky.

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Google Wants To Deliver World-Scale AR Using Google Maps

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Google Maps is getting a major upgrade. During Google’s 2-hour long 2022 I/O event last week, the company made a number of exciting announcements, including the reveal of a new mid-tier phone as well as a pair of AR glasses capable of translating multiple languages in real-time. .

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Is Google Stadia Working On VR Support?

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New job listings recently posted by Google point towards potential VR streaming for the cloud gaming service. It’s been a rough year or so for Google Stadia. Despite these setbacks, however, Google has expressed zero interest in shuttering its cloud gaming platform.

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Google to Publicly Test AR Prototypes Starting in August

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Google announced that the company will be conducting real world tests of its early AR prototypes starting next month. ” Some of the key areas Google is emphasizing are things like real-time translation and AR turn-by-turn navigation.

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Google’s The Mandalorian AR Experience Lets You Kick It With Virtual Mando

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” Earlier today, Google and Lucasfilm launched a brand new AR experience that “puts you in the shoes of a bounty hunter following the trail of Mando himself, Din Djarin and the Child.” Image Credit: Google/Lucasfilm.

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NASA & Google Partner To Create An AR Solar System

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Google has been using augmented reality (AR) technology for quite some time to bring everything from wild animals to the planets and moons of our solar system to life in your living room. The aforementioned 3D models are accessible now using Google Search in the web browser.

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New Google Stadia Job Listings Suggest VR Cloud-gaming Ambitions

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Stadia, Google’s cloud-gaming company, is looking for new hires with a preference for virtual reality development experience. Stadia is Google’s cloud-gaming service which runs games on powerful computers in the cloud and then streams them to your PC, laptop, or even smartphone.

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Google Ends Support Of ‘Tilt Brush,’ Software Now Open Source

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Google this week announced that it will be ending its support for its genre-defining VR painting app, Tilt Brush by Google , marking the end of a historic era for the immersive art & design scene. News GitHub Google Open-Source Tilt Brush Tilt Brush VR Art VR Painting

Google I/O 2020 Has Been Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

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Fears over a potential outbreak of COVID-19 has forced Google to postpone its annual I/O developer conference, normally held in May at the Shoreline Amphitheater just across the street from Googleplex headquarters in Mountain View, California. We’ll continue to update the Google I/O website.”.

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Google Will Soon Begin Testing Its AR Prototypes In Public

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Keep a look out for Google’s AR glasses next time you’re out for a stroll. This past January, reports began circulating that Google was in the development of its own augmented reality (AR) glasses that enable wearers to blend virtual graphics with the real world.

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What is Google Workspace?

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Wondering, "What is Google Workspace?" This new Google service package is a great tool for businesses and education, with unique free tools. Computing Guides Google Google Apps Google Apps for Business Google Apps for Work Google Workspace

NVIDIA CloudXR Now Publicly Available on Google Cloud

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CloudXR, NVIDIA’s real-time XR cloud streaming technology, is now publicly available through the Google Cloud Marketplace with Nvidia RTX Virtual Workstations as a Virtual. The post NVIDIA CloudXR Now Publicly Available on Google Cloud appeared first on Road to VR.

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Google & Red Bull Launch AR-Enhanced On-Demand Video Experience

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Those watching on a Chromecast with Google TV or an Android TV OS device can immerse themselves even further in the thought-provoking documentary with a captivating AR experience powered via your smartphone. Computer vision and AR technology bring Mount Kilimanjaro to life in your living room.

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Google Hangouts is Done, Long Live Google Hangouts

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Google is officially urging Hangouts holdouts to migrate over to the new messaging suite, called Chat. Starting today, if you’re still using Hangouts on your mobile device, you’ll see an in-app screen urging you to move to Chat in Gmail or the separate Chat app.

Google’s New ‘Labs’ Team Brings AR/VR, Project Starline & Area 120 Under a Single Roof

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Before taking the reigns of Google Labs, Bavor led the company’s AR/VR team where he oversaw the 2016 launch of its Android-based Daydream VR platform. News clay bavor google google ar google starline google vr

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Back To The Moon Is The First Google Doodle Available In All Realities

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Back to the Moon was first released in 2018 as a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Nexus Studios , Google Spotlight Stories , Google Arts & Culture , Cinématèque Française , and Google Doodles. Image Credit: Google.

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Google just enabled an awesome new feature in Google Docs

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Google Docs now has a few features that will allow users to highlight multiple pieces of text for easier formatting. Computing News formatting Google Docs Google Workspace

Google is Finally Fixing Google TV's Lag

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If your Chromecast with Google TV has been feeling sluggish on startup lately (mine has), there’s good news on the horizon. Google has made a flurry of “under the hood” changes to Google TV to help it feel faster and more responsive.

Google Meet and Google Duo begin confusing merger

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Google sent out an update Wednesday for its next step to make its Meet apps a more professional video meeting system. Computing News Google google duo google meet

Reality Bytes: Meta, Disney & Google

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This week on Reality Bytes, we discuss Meta's accelerator program in partnership with L’Oreal, Disney’s Web3 immersive music emporium, and Google allows users to control their ad experience.

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RIP: Google Has Abandoned Its Daydream VR Platform

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RIP Google Daydream (November 2016 – October 2019). Sad news out of New York this morning as Google confirms it has discontinued the production of its Daydream View VR headset and will not be providing VR support for its upcoming Pixel 4, effectively killing the Daydream platform in the process. Image Credit: Google Inc. “We We are no longer certifying new devices,” a Google spokesperson confirmed to VentureBeat. Image Credit: Google Inc.

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Google’s Project Starline Starts Real-world Testing, Bringing Light-field Video Calls to Enterprise Partners

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Google’s Project Starline is an experimental system for immersive video chatting that aims to close the distance between people without needing an AR or VR headset.

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Google Is Betting On The SideQuest VR App Store

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Google Ventures’ M.G. TechCrunch reports that Google Ventures—the investment arm of Alphabet—is investing a whopping $12 million in SideQuest as part of a recent Series A funding investment. In addition to the Series A investment, Google Ventures’ M.G.

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Google to Introduce 'Scene Exploration' to Lens

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Google I/O, the tech giant’s annual developer conference is happening this week. Among many new features and reveals came the Tuesday announcement of “scene exploration,” and search tool that combines panoramic photos and text. Read more.

Every Google Pixel Device Revealed at Google I/O 2022

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Google used its I/O Developer Conference this year to introduce the world to the latest family of Pixel products, including a new member in the Pixel Watch.

Google Acquires North, the Startup Behind ‘Focals’ Smartglasses

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Google today confirmed in a blog post that it’s acquired North, the Canada-based smartglasses maker behind Focals. “Over the last while, it became clear that aligning with Google would significantly advance our shared vision,” North said in a news brief.

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Google Teases New AR Features Coming To Google Maps & Lens

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Google VR becomes Google AR & VR as the company uses its annual I/O event to tease a new wave of augmented technology. Google wasted no time at this years Google I/O Developer Conference , diving head first into some truly jaw dropping projects that are making their way to our devices. So much so that that the company has officially changed its title of Google VR to Google AR & VR. Image Credit: VRScout / Google AR & VR.

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Google Makes ‘Tilt Brush’ Open Source as Active Development Comes to a Halt

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Google announced it has stopped active development on Tilt Brush (2016), the company’s VR paint app. At Google I/O earlier that year, Daydream headsets were nowhere to be seen , revealing the company’s rapidly decreasing enthusiasm for the medium.

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Google’s Project Starline is a Light-field Display System for Immersive Video Calls

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This week Google revealed Project Starline, a booth-sized experimental system for immersive video chatting, purportedly using a bevy of sensors, a light-field display, spatial audio, and novel compression to make the whole experience possible over the web. Image courtesy Google.

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Bixby vs. Google Assistant

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Bixby vs. Google Assistant: Which virtual assistant is better? Android Mobile Bixby Google Google Assistant Samsung

‘Realworld’ Aims to Bring a Multiplayer ‘Google Earth VR’ Alternative to Quest & More

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Google Earth VR , which is available today on PC VR, is a breathtaking way to explore our fascinating planet. With Google unfortunately abandoning many of its VR initiatives, it’s unlikely that we’ll see a version of Google Earth VR with multiplayer, let alone Quest support.

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Google Is Shutting Down Its Jump VR Program

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Sorry Google Jump users, but Google has made the decision to shut down their cloud-based video stitching service on June 28 th citing a decline in Jump Assembler users. If you happen to be a current Jump user, you have until June 26 th to upload your footage and squeeze out every last drop of Google’s stitching services before they suspend services at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. Image Credit: Google AR & VR. Google thinks so too.

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Report: Google’s ‘Tilt Brush’ is Coming to PSVR Soon

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Google has taken its sweet time bringing its VR creation app Tilt Brush (2016) to PSVR, although having recently slimmed down the app to fit on the modest mobile chipset of Oculus Quest may have given the company needed incentive to finally launch on PSVR.

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‘Wooorld’ is a Multiplayer Version of ‘Google Earth VR’ for Quest, Releasing Soon

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Google Earth VR is a fun and useful way of seeing the world—it’s easy to lose yourself visiting your home town, or mapping out new adventures thanks to the company’s extensive 3D building scans. News VR Game google earth vr wooorld wooorld vr Woorld world world vr

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